• State of Nevada
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Dec 07, 2018
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $30,485 - $43,827 per yr

Job Description

Mental Health Technicians supplement the work of mental health professionals, health specialists, and nursing staff in providing direct client care for clients in a mental health facility. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Lake's Crossing Center (LCC), a maximum security forensic facility/Psychiatric Hospital for Mentally Disordered Offenders in Sparks, Nevada is recruiting for several Mental Health Technician 1 positions. The Mental Health Technicians will under-fill Forensic Specialist I positions which are the entry level in the Forensic Specialist series. Progression to Forensic Specialist 1 will occur with the recommendation of the appointing authority when minimum qualifications are met; eligibility requirements for appointment as a peace officer as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code are met and that incumbent is performing satisfactorily. Under immediate supervisor of forensic staff, Mental Health Technician 1 positions at LCC will perform mental health and security/safety duties with an emphasis on providing therapeutic treatment for clients. Additionally, the positions will prepare clients for competency hearings and facilitate groups regarding legal processes; assist clients in understanding the nature and seriousness of charges that have been filed; assist assigned clients with eating, bathing, shaving, oral hygiene, grooming, dressing and other basic activities of daily living; and assist in movement and ambulation; and perform other duties as assigned. The facility is recruiting for three different shifts: Day shift (6:45am - 3:15pm), Swing shift (2:45pm - 11:15pm), and NOC/Graveyard shift (10:45pm - 7:15am). Working weekends and/or holidays is required and the positions are subject to call-back. Individuals with general knowledge of behaviors associated with mental illness, assaultive behavior interventions to include self-defense and nonviolent control of aggression as well as regulations and policies related to client rights are encouraged to apply. Female are encouraged to apply Lake's Crossing Center is an EEO/AA (equal employment opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, creed, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the programs or activities which it operates. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Closing Date/Time:

Additional Information

Announcement Number: 35906
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 12/06/2018
Phone: (775)684-0150
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.